Rebecca Whaley and Conagher Krueger have their first sledding experience. (Empire Press photo/Karen Larsen)A significant snowfall Jan. 11 made for a solid opening of the Badger Mountain Ski Hill on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Skiers, snowboarders and sledders turned out in large numbers for opening day Jan. 13. Bill and Diane Henry, who moved to Waterville about a year ago, were at the ski hill for the first time.
A levy for Douglas County Hospital District 2 and levies for Orondo, Palisades and Waterville school districts will go before voters Feb. 13. Ballots for the special election will be mailed out on Jan. 26. The hospital district levy, which provides funding for the operation of Waterville Clinic and Waterville Ambulance, usually appears on the November ballot. Because it did not appear on last fall’s ballot, the district will not be levying taxes for 2018.
Ashley Callahan, Courtney Boettcher and Drew Koenig get ready for a day at Badger Mountain Ski Hill in December of 2015. The hill opened Dec. 19 that year — a record early opening. (Empire Press file photo/Karen Larsen)The Waterville Lions Club is hoping to open the Badger Mountain Ski Hill on the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, but more snow is needed. According to ski hill President Steve Hickman, the hill currently has a 10-inch base.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".